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Venus on Trial (1941)

Venus vor Gericht (original title)
A sculptor, an enemy of modern art, sets an example. He sculpts a statue of Venus in the style of the Greek antiquity and buries it in a forest. When it's dug up in 1930, it's considered to be a 2 000 year old, antique statue.

Director:

Hans H. Zerlett

Writer:

Hans H. Zerlett
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Cast

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Hannes Stelzer ... Peter Brake, Bildhauer
Hansi Knoteck ... Charlotte Böller
Paul Dahlke ... Gottlieb Böller, Bürgermeister
Siegfried Breuer ... Benjamin Hecht, Kunsthändler
Charlott Daudert ... Marianne
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... Paul Dreysing, Zeichner (as Ernst F. Fürbringer)
Josef Eichheim ... Prof.Semmel, Bildhauer
Erhard Siedel Erhard Siedel ... Der Kultusminister
Carl Wery Carl Wery ... Der Oberstaatsanwalt
Hans Brausewetter ... Der Staatsanwalt
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Dr.Knarre, Sachverständiger (as Hubert v. Meyerinck)
Justus Paris Justus Paris ... Prof. Grimm, Sachverständiger
Fritz Reiff Fritz Reiff ... Der Vorsitzende Richter
Peter Elsholtz ... Der Verteidiger
Adolf Gondrell Adolf Gondrell ... Bronsky - Agent

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The sculptor Peter Brake, an early supporter of the National Socialists, is an enemy of modern art, which he considers decedent. To set an example, he sculpts a statue of Venus in the style of the Greek antiquity and buries it in a forest. When it's dug up in 1930, it's considered to be a 2 000 year old, antique statue. Peter tells the court, that he is the creator of the statue, but no one believes him and he is threatened with a charge of perjury. The only person who can verify the veracity of Peter's claim is the young girl, who posed for the sculpture. But since she has in the meantime married the mayor, Peter doesn't want to cause any problems for her and so keeps his mouth shut. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Edited into Germany Awake! (1968) See more »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

4 June 1941 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Venus on Trial See more »

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Production Co:

Bavaria-Filmkunst See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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